CT Calcium Score?
Dear, r n r nMy MCU results show that there is a problem in the heart, and I have done the CT Calcium Score and the calcium score is 286.1. R nWhat does that mean? R nAnd what to do and side effects most often occur after treatment. r nPlease for more info. r nThank you very much
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. CT Calcium score is an examination performed by a CT scan to determine the level of calcium in the walls of blood vessels that supply oxygen to the heart.
The results of this scoring show how much plaque and hardening of the existing blood vessel walls, then estimate the risk of heart attack or stroke in the next 5-10 years. Simply put, the higher the value, the higher the risk. But of course, that doesn't mean that a high score is sure to have a heart attack, as it doesn't mean that a zero score will make you free from heart attack, because what counts here is only the possibility.
For the result, it is simply as follows:
Score 0: No plaque. The risk of heart attack is very low. Score 1-10: Small amount of plaque present, low risk of heart attack. Score 11-100: There was a greater amount of plaque. You currently have a mild heart problem. Medium risk of heart attack. Score 101-400: More plaque count. You are experiencing heart problems, and the plaque may have blocked a blood vessel. Medium high risk of heart attack. Treatment must be started immediately. Score> 400: Plaque appears in most blood vessels. Risk of blockage of blood vessels> 90%. Treatment must be started immediately.
So in your case, since this test is only used to detect plaque, which plaque appearance must be a problem, it is still not certain what type of diagnosis you have. The heart doctor will usually ask for other tests to be more aware of other possibilities before determining treatment. The side effects will be explained by your cardiologist depending on the treatment method chosen in the end.
Our advice to you, discuss these results with your cardiologist, and later your doctor will determine the next treatment plan. Meanwhile, avoid cigarette smoke, stress, fatty, oily and junk food, avoid alcohol, exercise regularly, drink lots of water, get adequate rest, maintain ideal body weight, and consume nutrient-rich foods such as fruits and vegetables. So, hopefully it answers your question.